Ethernet Configuration for i2

Last updated: March 14, 2024
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The OmniPrint i2 printer uses the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) over an Ethernet connection to communicate with your PC, along with USB 3.0. The Ethernet connection requires a one-time configuration in Windows, which OmniPrint Training sets up for you during your initial training session.

The following information will help you to perform that same configuration if you should ever need to update your PC’s Ethernet adapter or if you’ve installed the i2 UI and Print Pro software onto a new PC.

Your OmniDTF printer and its software implementation are not designed to communicate over the Internet or any other network. We use a simple point-to-point connection between one PC and the printer, directly connected with a single Ethernet (“RJ45”) cable.

We configure TCP/IP parameters in the Control Panel of Microsoft Windows.

IP Address Configuration

Windows Control Panel’s Network and Sharing Center is where any Ethernet adapters to be used in a Windows PC are configured. Use the steps demonstrated in the video below or the following step-by-step instructions to configure an Ethernet adapter for use with the i2.

Video demonstration


Step-by-step instructions

  1. Run Windows Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
Windows Control Panel - Network and Sharing Center
If you don’t see Network and Sharing Center in Windows Control Panel, it is because Control Panel is in the Category View mode. In that case, first click on Network and Internet, then click on Network and Sharing Center.
  1. Select Change adapter settings
Change adapter settings
  1. Double-click on the Ethernet adapter to be used (or right-click on the adapter and select Properties).
Control Panel - Network Adapters
Your Ethernet adapter may have a different description than the Ethernet 4 pictured above. Don’t be concerned if there is a red ‘x’ on the adapter, which simply means that it isn’t currently connected to anything.
The ExpressVPN TAP Adapter does not represent a physical (actual) Ethernet hardware port and is not usable. This is strictly a “virtual” adapter built into Windows for creating VPN connections and has no purpose for the OmniDTF.
  1. Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) (or single-click on it and then click the Properties button).
Ethernet Properties
  1. Click the Use the following IP address radio-button (if it isn’t already selected) and enter the following, then click ‘OK‘.
    IP address: 192.168.100.1
    Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
i2 Ethernet IP properties

The Ethernet configuration is now complete!

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